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far as possible grow native plants in your garden. These plants are
naturally adapted to the climate of your area and are excellent for the
trees and shrubs are important for the birds as cover, winter shelter and
and legumes provide cover for the ground nesting birds. Some of them also
provide seeds to the birds.
plants such as cherries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes and plums will
attract a large number of birds like towhees, robins, thrushes, woodpeckers,
plants, namely, dogwoods, mountain ash, winterberries and cotoneasters are
an important food source both for migratory and non-migratory birds.
flowers. Flowers attract insects and insect-eating birds.
transitional spaces by growing low shrubs and vines between tall trees and
species of birds like to live at different heights. Therefore, provide
varying levels of habitat by tall trees, small trees, shrubs and ground
provision for brush piles, heaps of leaves, dead trees, vines, tall grasses
and wild flowers in your back yard. They serve as shelters and sources of
food to the birds.
making a brush pile, keep larger rocks or logs at the bottom and smaller
ones at the top. The bigger the brush pile, the more animals it will
brush pile should be built on a base of larger material, so that it creates
tunnels for hiding places, nests and escape routes for the birds and wild
cleaning your back yard, leave behind some leaves at certain places. Leaf
litter is a great spot where birds will forage for insects and seeds.
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